When we last met, we were four seconds into the promo trailer for A Talking Cat!?! We learned that this movie takes place in the mountains. Or on the beach. I know I said location was important for understanding the drive behind our main characters. Perhaps the uncertainty in the film’s location mirrors the uncertainty our lead characters will feel when they discover a talking cat.
Sorry, spoiler alert. There’s a talking cat in A Talking Cat!?!
In the trailer, a car takes the viewer up a hill to a house in the woods. Pine tree woods, not palm tree woods. Actually, “palm tree woods” sounds weird. Let’s call them palm tree forests. If we ever see any. After all, we are in pine tree woods.
And then…Comic Sans happens.
Sorry, I didn’t know how to ease you into that. The title cards for this movie trailer use Comic Sans, the most universally hated font ever. I understand the urge someone might have to use Comic Sans. First off, they don’t want any of that serif shit. But also, A Talking Cat!?! is a family film. The title cards should be in a fun font.
And 0.18 seconds later, Google found 177,000,000 indexed pages pertaining to the phrase “fun font.” If you don’t know how to install and use a font, you shouldn’t be editing movie promos. You should limit yourself to making papier-mâché masks and selling plasma for money.
Or use Helvetica! That font works for everything! Whereas Comic Sans works for nothing!
Then again, maybe the poor font choice is a hint at the poor choices our lead characters will be making in A Talking Cat!?!
You guys! This movie has so many levels!
Next, a tale of two families.